Once an English man and his wife were travelling abroad. When they arrived in Rome they decided to stay at one of the best hotels there. They filled in the forms and the hotel porter showed them their rooms. They liked it very much. It was a single room, not large, but comfortable.
An Englishman and his wife stay…: at a hotel
His wife didn’t go sightseeing, because: she was tired
The Englishman asked that passer-by to give his watch, because he: thought the passer-by was a thief
The Englishman couldn’t find the hotel, because he …: didn’t remember the address
The watch was: the passer-by’s
Television has many advantages and disadvantages. The first advantage: it keeps us informed about the latest news. You don’t have to buy a newspaper to know about the current news or weather forecast.
A lot of teenagers prefer Television because: it is much interesting than walking in the street
The correct sentence is:Less modem teenagers are fond of reading
The modem television: helps to enlarge our knowledge
The people accept television at home: because its quite convenient
to encourage’ means: to make somebody to do something
The Weather in England
The weather in England is very changeable. A fine morning can change into a wet afternoon and evening. And a nasty morning can change into a Fine afternoon. That is why it is natural for the English to use the comparison «as changeable as the weather» of a person who often changes his mood or opinion about something. «Other countries have a climate; in England we have weather». This statement is often made by the English to describe the meteorological conditions of their country.
“As changeable as the weather” — it is a person who ….: often changes his mood
English people do not like spending their summer holidays in England, because…: of changeable and rainy summers in England
English people like talking about the weather: because the weather is very changeable in England
English people use the statement «Other countries have a climate; in England we have weather»: to describe the weather peculiarities in England
The synonym of the word “reply”:answer
William I, The Conqueror, was bom in 1027 in France. He crossed the English Channel with an army 12,000 men in 1066 and won the battle of Hastings. On Christmas day 1066 he was crowned King in Westminster Abbey. William was one of the first kings of England who started British royal history. He reigned from 1066 until his death. His great achievements include the Domesday Book, which was finished in 1086.
What is Domesday Book?:the book with accurate figures
Who is Elizabeth II?:the mother of the Prince of Wales
Who is the next after Elizabeth I?:Prince Charles
Why is the Westminster Abbey famous for?:because of the royal ceremonies in there
Why is William I, The Conqueror the Hero of Britain?:because he has won the last battle in the British history
The friendliest country in the world
A new report shows which are the friendliest countries in the world. The HSBC bank the Expat Explorer Survey to find out which countries offered the most comfortable lifestyles. Researches questioned people in one hundred different countries between May and July 2011.
Expatriates means: someone who lives in a foreign country
In the United Arabian Emirates 20% of the population is: natives
One of the friendliest country is ….: New Zealand
The lowest ranked country was United Arabian Emirates, because ….: the labourers were not eligible enough for the survey
The survey was to find out….: the country which could be the second home
One early spring day a farm boy found a little dog with a broken leg in a forest. He took it home. A month later the boy and the dog went hunting. They both disappeared in the forest. The boy’s mother asked her neighbours for help. Suddenly they heard the barking of the dog. They found the little dog guarding the boy at a small cave, where a huge stone had slipped across the opening and the boy couldn’t get out of it. The dog helped his master. The boy lived to become a well- known wrestler and a champion handball and baseball player, too.
How did his mother’s neighbours find the boy?:they heard the barking of the dog
People like dogs because they _ _: are genuine friends
The boy take the dog home because: it has a broken leg
Why did the boy and the dog couldn’t come back home?:a large stone slipped across the opening
Why did the boy’s mother ask neighbours for help?:they couldn’t come back home
On the day of my first piano recital, I became more and more nervous. To help me calm down, my piano teacher told me to place several cabbages in the room where I practiced. I was so eager to get over my nerves that I was willing to try anything. For the next few hours, I played to an audience of cabbages. When the time of the recital finally arrived, I was still terribly nervous. My hands felt like ice. When I finally walked across the stage, I looked out into the dark audience. I could not see anyone! All those people out there could just as easily have been cabbages. As І sat down to play, my hands relaxed. Before I knew it, I had played all my pieces without a mistake. For the first time, the cabbage heads applauded.
In the passage it is explained that….: the writer finally began to relax just before he began his recital
On the day of the recital the music teacher ….: advised the writer to put cabbages in the room where he practiced and play for them
The “recital” means: a performance of music or poetry
The writer stopped feeling nervous ….: when he found he couldn’t see the audience
Very keen to do something or enthusiastic about something that will happen: desire
People have always polluted their surroundings, But until now pollution was not such a serious problem. People lived in uncrowded rural areas and did not have pollution—causing machines. With the development to of crowded industrial cities which put huge amounts of pollutants into small areas, the problem has become more important. Automobiles and other new inventions make pollution steadily worse. Since the late 1960’s people have become alarmed with the danger of pollution.
Complete the sentence. Britain helps international organization onenvironmental…..: protection
Pollution wasn’t such as a serious problem earlier. People….: did not have pollution—causing machines
What should we do to reduce pollution?:we should protect nature
Why is pollution a complicated problem?:because factories reduced useful things
Why people had become alarmed with the danger of pollution?:Cars and other new inventions make pollution steadily worse
On Mother’s Day ,when Bob Feller was the most famous pitcher in the game, he arranged a special treat for his mother. He brought her to Chicago to her farm, so that for her first time, she would see her son pitch in a league game. Out of 45,000 people in the ball park on that day the ball struck Bob Feller’s mother on the head and knocked her unconscious. She was taken to hospital. It was Bob’s strange present on his Mother’s Day. Later she lived happily on her farm.
Bob pitch in………..: a league game
Bob’s mother was taken to hospital,…………:She felt bad
She lived happily……….: in her farm
Where did she go after that?:she came to her farm
Why did Bob Feller bring his mother to Chicago from her farm?:He arranged a special treat for her on her birthday
You should use your knowledge of Country Studying.
Canada became a part of the British Empire in …: 1759
Canada is washed by………oceans: Pacific, Arctic and Atlantic
The head of the state in Canada is the Queen of Great Britain, because: Canada is a member of Commonwealth
The official languages of Canada are English and French: The French were the first settlers to this countiy
The word Canada come from one of the Red Indian languages — Kanatta it means….: a number of huts
The Amish people are a religious group who came to America from Switzerland and South Germany in the 18th century. They have become very famous by keeping old traditions and refusing to accept new ways of life. The nen wear black hats and have beards, but not moustaches. They all wear homemade clothes, which are blue, green, purple, brown and black in colour. No bright colours are allowed. For this reason they are known as “Plain People”. The women do not wear any kind of jewellery. The Amish people do not use electricity. In 1919 Amish leader decided not to connect to electric power lines. They thought that it wouldn’t keep their life simple. Now they have no television, radio or refrigerators. No telephones. No cars. They drive horses and buggies. They use gas and gas lamps light their homes. The Amish are excellent farmers, but they often refuse to use modem farm machinery. Children go to Amish one-room schools and learn reading, writing, arithmetic and region. Before and after classes they help their parents to milk cows, gather eggs, feed domestic animals and do gardening. The Amish family usually has between eight and twelve children. Home-produced food is important in supporting large families. Amish culture is unique in American society.
What does the phrase ‘home produced food’ mean?:the cooked at home food
Who are Amish people?:a religious group from America
Why do Amish people wear homemade clothes?:its acceptable in the Amish society
Why do the Amish people have large families because: of the religion
Why don’t the Amish children learn Histoiy or Geography?:they don’t need any other school subjects
The Tower of London is one of the most imposing and popular of London’s historical sites. It comprises not one, but 20 towera The oldest of which, the White Tower, dates back to the 11A century and the time of William the Conqueror. Nowadays a lot of tourists visit the Tower of London, because of the Tower’s evil reputation as a prison. The Tower is famous as home of the Crown Jewels. Today they can be viewed in their new jewel house They include the Crown of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother which contains the celebrated Indian diamond.
“Fate” means the things that…: happen to someone
According to the text……..people were beheaded in the Tower of London:3
Bloody tower is the place where:King Edward’s two sons were murdered
If you go to the Tower of London you can visit home of…: the Crown Jewels
The ravens in the Tower would not fly away only because……..: their wings are clipped
The most popular spirits in Ireland are Guinness and Whiskey. Ireland has its own whiskey. The Irish learned to make whiskey from monks. They came to Ireland from the continent of Europe in the fifth and sixth centuries. They knew a lot about the way to make spirits.